Adult Literacy Council receives grant from Dollar General
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Donations to the Victoria Adult Literacy Council are used for educational supplies, tutor training, student meetings, activities and more. Donations may be made in honor of a special person, as a memorial, as an Adopt-a-Non-Reader donation or as a ...
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HOW TO HELP
Donations to the Victoria Adult Literacy Council are used for educational supplies, tutor training, student meetings, activities and more. Donations may be made in honor of a special person, as a memorial, as an Adopt-a-Non-Reader donation or as a general contribution. For more information on how to donate, call 361-582-4273.
The Victoria Adult Literacy Council was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Stacey Milberger, executive director of the VALC, said the grant will be used to fund the organization's new Family Literacy in Practice program.
"We are absolutely thrilled and extremely thankful," Milberger said. "The program will encompass both adult and children's education."
The program will be conducted in conjunction with Torres Elementary School and the Sunrise Rotary Club and should begin in mid to early September, Milberger said.
"We want to build family communication and parent-and-children together time is designed to do that," she said.
The program is exactly what Dollar General looks for when awarding grants.
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation proudly supports Victoria Adult Literacy Council's efforts to improve education for adults," Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO, said in a news release. "Their focus on helping adults reach their educational goals is creating brighter futures for many families."
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities where its customers, employees and their families live and work, according to a news release from the company.
There are seven Dollar General stores in Victoria.
The adult literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide adult literacy services, such as basic education, GED education preparation or English as a second language.
The Gonzales Learning and Career Center also received a $7,000 grant from Dollar General for its adult basic education program.